On Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor. This year, the Rock Hall inducted Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone in addition to “Early Influencer” Sister Rosetta Tharpe.The Killers‘ frontman Brandon Flowers was perviously tapped to give the induction speech for The Cars, one of his biggest early influences. However, he wound up playing a much bigger role in the show than expected, as The Killers opened the ceremony with an un-scheduled performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “American Girl” (complete with “Free Fallin’” vocal quotes) in honor of the recently-departed rock legend, who himself was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.As Flowers told Rolling Stone, “To pay tribute to Tom Petty who has just done nothing but enrich our lives, and then for me to get to induct the Cars into the Hall of Fame, I mean, this is a hell of a night for me. People don’t realize how New Wave Tom Petty was. You don’t associate him with that movement at all, but a lot of those videos, and even some of the sentiments in the songs and the way that they’re presented were very New Wave. And then he obviously evolved, which, he was so great at that.”Below, you can watch The Killers’ show-opening tribute to Tom Petty at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony below:The Killers – “American Girl” (Tom Petty cover) – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Killers are set to headline a number of large-scale festivals this summer, including Boston Calling, BottleRock, Bonnaroo, and Firefly. For a full list of The Killers’ upcoming tour dates, hit the band’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]
Last month was one for the books! We had so many exciting things happening in September, most notably, combining Dell and EMC to create the largest IT organization in the world. In addition, we became the top vendor in server shipments last quarter according to Gartner and IDC. We also announced several new solutions and updates with our technology partners at their conferences held last month. Read on to learn about all the great things we’ve accomplished since becoming Dell EMC.A New DawnSeptember 7, 2016 marked a new era in the history of Dell and EMC as a new company was born comprised of a unique family of businesses including Dell, Dell EMC, VMware, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks and Virtustream. As we begin this exciting chapter, our goal is to be your strategic partner on the journey into the next industrial revolution.A New Name, a New #1Not even a week into the new company, we were named the leader in worldwide server shipments for the second quarter of 2016 by both Gartner and IDC. This ranking couldn’t have come at a better time. The combination of Dell’s enterprise business with EMC is truly unmatched, helping customers with their transformation to the next wave of IT, where servers and data center infrastructure become the backbone for business innovation and success. The industry-leading technology of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers addresses emerging technology demands of workload optimization, performance, manageability and security with a long-term investment in the business outcome of our customers.Dell EMC Heats UpKeeping up with this month’s theme of excitement, Dell EMC introduced new solutions in support of Microsoft environments with new Microsoft Azure Services and Validated Systems for Microsoft Exchange and SQL at Microsoft’s annual enterprise conference, Ignite, in Atlanta, Georgia. The new services and validated systems enable customers to increase business agility, improve efficiencies and lower costs with highly customizable hybrid cloud and infrastructure solutions. These new solutions were all on display at the conference, which drew thousands of customers, partners and Microsoft users to the event.The Sharing CommunityAt Strata-Hadoop World in New York City, we had the opportunity to hear from our customers about what’s really important to them, which most notably is that they value options. The Dell EMC Hadoop portfolio allows customers choice from direct-attached storage to shared storage to virtualized environments to hybrid clouds. With all of these options, Dell EMC has had great success helping customers get the most out of their Hadoop environments. At this conference, we demoed our latest products, had on-site experts to speak about them and held several presentations focused on digital transformation.SAP UpdatesAt SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced the availability of new products to help mid-market companies make the most of their data analytics. Dell EMC was the first to offer customers a fully integrated appliance with the newly packaged SAP HANA Edge edition, advanced version and SAP Predictive Analytics. This product was first announced at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 and will begin its worldwide rollout in October. The system speeds turnaround time for new reports and synchronizes data to dramatically reduce the cost of gaining business insights. The Dell EMC Validated System for SAP HANA Edge includes SAP’s predictive analytics libraries native to SAP HANA, SAP Predictive Analytics with advanced data modeler capabilities, and services from Dell EMC to deliver rapid time to value. Additionally, Dell EMC helps customers deploy, implement, migrate, support and train with Dell EMC ProDeploy, ProSupport and custom service offerings.Winning in HPCOver the past few months we posted a blog series on high performance computing (HPC), highlighting all the different industries that rely on this technology. In the third and final blog of that series, we highlighted the oil and gas industry. HPC plays an important role in this industry’s innovation. From workstations to large clusters, Dell EMC is proud to work with some of the world’s top oil and gas providers, as well as some emerging ones, to enable them to scale by choosing with confidence when, where and how to integrate new HPC capabilities to complement or replace existing capacity to help with this rapidly evolving industry.The excitement continues this month as we gear up for our annual conference, Dell EMC World (October 18-20 in Austin). It’s not too late to register! We hope to see you there.
Chris Collins | The Observer Members of Students for Child-Oriented Policy advocate for filters that would make accessing pornography more difficult.Senior and SCOP member Carolyn Ebner said they hope to foster productive dialogue about the issue.“I think it’s not something people are willing to talk about, which is the trouble, so I think our primary goal for this week is to draw attention to that and try to remove the silence and shame around it,” Ebner said.The University forbids the use of its Wi-Fi network to view porn, but the policy is difficult to enforce while respecting the privacy of students. The filter, while it would not be the end-all solution to the issue of pornography on campus, would send an important message and force students to consider their actions more fully, Ebner said.“Putting a filter in, first of all, is technologically extremely difficult to do, to actually filter out all the websites that would provide pornography for people,” Ebner said. “So, from our point of view, it’s more like a symbolic statement from the University. … It’s not going to stop the people who are really watching and using it, but for people trying to stop, it’s one more check on them to be like, ‘Okay, is this something I actually want to do?’” Senior and SCOP member Maria Kunath said while efforts to prevent others from viewing pornography may make it more difficult to access, the users must ultimately make the decision themselves.“We are not going to stop pornography use,” Kunath said. “If this petition passes, that’s not going to say that everyone who has ever looked at pornography is never going to do it again in their lives, but we’re hoping that people stop and think.”Kunath said SCOP comes at the issue of pornography from a variety of angles, including Catholic teaching. The Church condemns porn as objectification of human beings made in God’s image and a violation of human dignity, she said.“We’re hoping that a block, if it goes through, gives people pause and they say, ‘Okay, why is that?’” she said. “Why does the Church teach that about human sexuality? Is it good, is it bad, is this something I do, how does this affect my life? We’re hoping that the filter is a moment for a lot of people to pause and think and say, ‘What’s porn? Why am I using it? Why does Notre Dame think it’s bad?’” The ultimate solution, Ebner said, has to come from students’ challenging and supporting their peers — something she has already seen among her own friends.“The biggest thing with WRAP Week is that we’re not expecting this to fix the problem, but we just want to get people talking about it,” Ebner said. “And I don’t think the University taking giant actions is going to be the most effective thing. I think the most effective thing is for groups of friends to start talking about it and holding each other accountable and give each other permission to be real and vulnerable with each other. I think the realest help is going to come from friendships.” Tags: filter, pornography, Students for Child Oriented Policy, White Ribbon Against Pornography, Wi-Fi, WRAP To conclude White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) — a weeklong effort to bring attention to the consequences widespread pornography use can have on relationships and human sexuality — Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP) invited students to offer their support for a filter that would block porn websites on Notre Dame Wi-Fi. Members set up tables outside North and South Dining Halls around lunchtime, seeking to engage their peers in conversation.
Deutsche Offshore Consult (DOC) will begin construction supervision for the inner-array cable installation at the North Sea wind farm Trianel Windpark Borkum II. Twelve to fourteen representatives with experience in offshore wind will be deployed at the end of August, for the project to provide the best possible support for the customer during cable laying, pull-in and termination & testing at the communal offshore wind farm.Thirty-two Senvion 6.2 M152 offshore wind turbines, each with an output of 6.33 MW, will be installed at Trianel Windpark Borkum II. The wind farm is located approximately 45 kilometres north of the island of Borkum and will have an output of 200 MW. The first phase of Trianel Windpark Borkum with 40 wind turbines and an output of 200 MW has been in operation since summer 2015.DOC’s current task of supervising the construction works at TWB II with a focus on the inner-array cable installation will start with cable loading and the necessary preparatory work for the cable pull-ins at the substation as well as on board the cable laying vessel Seaway Aimery. The subsequent cable laying and burial works will then be carried out by Seaway Aimery and Seaway Moxie. The cabling consists of a total of four loops. The inner array cables are magnetised so that they can still be located once they have been laid and buried.Quality assurance and communication with the project office on land are also part of DOC’s work package. Installation and commissioning of the wind turbines at TWB II is scheduled to be completed by the autumn of 2019.“Supervision of cable production and wind farm cable installations is one of DOC’s core competencies, and we are happy that the joint venture Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II selected us for this task,” said Oliver Spalthoff, Managing Director of Deutsche Offshore Consult.Irina Lucke, technical director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II, said: “The inner-array cabling is the nerve system of the wind farm. A high level of competence and excellent quality assurance is crucial. We are pleased to have DOC by our side as a reliable and highly specialised project partner.”
Darla Sue Benz, of Batesville, was born on September 23, 1945, the fourth eldest child to Clifford and G. Katharyn Goldsmith Fichtner. She married Hugh Benz on September, 2, 1974 at St. Louis Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2018. Darla worked at James River in Greensburg for many years in human resources. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends in the summer especially when everyone could enjoy the pool. Her home was always a spectacular display of flowers and holiday decorations. Darla loved the warm weather and running errands in one of her many convertibles she owned; her yellow Corvair and red Mustang were favorites. She and Hugh opened their hearts and home to the nieces and nephews treating them like their own; taking them on trips, traveling to multiple sporting events and providing moral support. They had multiple furry children, including German shepherds, Braven and Snowball and a rescued miniature collie named Cody. Darla was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, and the Immaculata Club. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 74, she passed away at St. Andrews Health Campus after a brief illness.Those surviving who will cherish Darla’s memory include her siblings, Daniel Fichtner of Batesville, Ella (Daniel) Laker of Enochsburg, and Mary Mays, of Batesville; sister-in-law, Myra Miller of Mesa, AZ; brother-in-law, Denny Doerflinger of Greensburg, and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Arlyn Sorce and Judith Schutte; one brother, Richard “Dick” Fichtner; two brothers-in-law, Michael Mays, and Jim Miller, and a sister-in-law, Joan Doerflinger.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church and burial will follow in the church cemetery.Memorial contributions can be sent directly to the Sisters of St. Francis, 22143 Main Street, Oldenburg, IN 47036. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence for the family please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for Aunt Darla Benz.
Published on August 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm It didn’t seem like a bad decision at the time, but Colin Crowley and a group of friends decided to go pumpkin picking on the day of Syracuse’s road matchup against West Virginia last season. After watching the score on their cellphones climb to 14-10 in West Virginia’s favor, it seemed that Syracuse was going to fall to its rival yet again.But Syracuse took the lead in the second quarter and never looked back.Crowley, a sophomore at Syracuse University in the College of Arts and Sciences, and his friends chose to stay in the parking lot and listen to the game’s final quarter wind to a close on the car’s radio. The group listened as Shamarko Thomas sacked West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith two times in the final four plays, putting a stamp on one of the most unexpected victories in SU head coach Doug Marrone’s second season.Syracuse went on to win the game 19-14 in what proved to be one of the biggest victories in a monumental season for the Orange. The Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy, given to the winner of the matchup between SU and the Mountaineers, returned to Syracuse for the first time in eight years.‘It was a really exciting moment,’ Crowley said. ‘That was probably the highlight of the season. We ended up sitting in the parking lot for 15 or 20 minutes because we didn’t want to miss any of the last part of the game because it was so close.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter finishing 7-5 in the regular season and fourth in the Big East conference, SU went on to win the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl against Kansas State 36-34.And as Syracuse looks to put together its second consecutive winning season, fan support and belief is growing more than it has in years.‘Everyone is excited to get in the Dome and hang out and go to see games,’ junior public relations major Kyle Suba said. ‘I’m excited to see how they do this year, and I’m planning on attending a couple more games than I did last year.’***Mike Goodfriend likes what he’s seen from Marrone in just two seasons at the helm. The junior biomedical engineering major said he thinks the team is clearly headed in a different direction under Marrone.‘It was really exciting to win our first big bowl game like that,’ Goodfriend said. ‘First, Pinstripe Bowl champions is always a big thing and more than anything, it gave me more hope for this year. It’s not that big of a postseason bowl, but I hope that it gives us a lot of motivation to do well this year.’Marrone returned to his alma mater after former head coach Greg Robinson’s disappointing four-year reign. Robinson was fired with two games remaining in the 2008 season and finished his time at SU with a 10-37 record.Marrone’s task was to rejuvenate a program that had not recorded a winning season since 2001.He knew that the most important task was to return Syracuse to its winning ways.‘I don’t have any options,’ Marrone said during his introductory press conference. ‘I cannot fail. I cannot fail. My option is only to win. That’s what I’m here to do.’Fans loved the attitude adjustment. But despite the optimism, the Orange dropped four of its last five games and stumbled to a 4-8 record in his first year.The results left many fans pessimistic to the prospects of a winning season in 2010. But SU reached a bowl game for the first time since 2004. The Orange, which relied heavily on its No. 7 ranked defense during the season, relied on its offense during its victory against the Wildcats in a bowl game shootout.The skeptics included sophomore broadcast and digital journalism major Ben Glidden, who followed the team before arriving to Syracuse.‘Syracuse hadn’t had the best reputation in previous years since 2001 or so,’ Glidden said. ‘I didn’t have high expectations coming in, and the fact that they clinched a bowl and to win the bowl definitely exceeded my expectations.’***Andrew Kaufman simply wants SU to remain competitive in its toughest test of 2011, when the Orange travels to Los Angeles to play No. 25 Southern California on Sept. 17.The sophomore engineering and computer science major feels that although the Orange defeated some marquee opponents within the Big East last year, the Pac-12 Conference still has a better reputation.‘It would be nice to win, but I don’t really think that’s that realistic,’ Kaufman said. ‘All they have to do is if they play hard and keep it a close game and establish a running game and a passing game. I don’t think we’re going to win, but I would definitely be satisfied with that.’Syracuse defeated Cincinnati, South Florida and West Virginia all on the road last year. But this year, the team’s biggest foe on the road comes in the form of USC and the Trojans’ star quarterback, Matt Barkley.The Orange has not won a game on the West Coast since 1967, and it won’t be an easy task to break that streak this season.Jared Stenz, who graduated from SU in May, plans to attend the game in Los Angeles. He said that although SU will face a supreme test in attempting to stop a potent USC offense, the timing of the game might just be right.Syracuse’s matchup against USC falls a week before the Trojans face Arizona State on the road.‘I think that being competitive is definitely important,’ Stenz said. ‘I would be very disappointed if we were not because I plan on flying out for that game. But I think winning it is definitely within a possibility, especially with everything that has gone on at USC. I think it could be a bit of a trap game.’***Syracuse will need to buck a disappointing trend if it hopes to achieve Marrone’s goal of winning the Big East title this season. SU lost all three of its conference games inside the Carrier Dome last season.The Orange won twice at the Carrier Dome last season, but each victory came against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent.And the team can’t make any excuses. The support was there. The Orange saw its average attendance climb to 40,064, the highest since 2005. The support should continue to rise following the bowl victory, but John Jardin, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, said consistency will be the biggest thing for the fans’ pride to continue to shine through.Syracuse’s first matchup at home against Wake Forest on Thursday will be a vital building block for the upcoming season.‘There’s probably more support around the whole city of Syracuse, not just on campus,’ Jardin said. ‘If they come out against Wake Forest and get blown out or something like that, I have a feeling that these new fans are going to crawl back into their dens where they’ve been hiding.’The pessimism hasn’t completely diminished yet. After five straight losing seasons prior to 2010, it’s hard to convince everyone that the team is completely back to contending for the Big East title.But a quiet and subtle confidence is slowly creeping back into the minds of Syracuse fans.‘I think winning the Big East is a bit of a stretch,’ Stenz said. ‘But given how wide open the Big East is, I think anything is possible.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
Point totals can be deceiving.USC sophomore star guard Jordan McLaughlin put up just nine points against UCLA at the Galen Center last Thursday, but his command of the floor is improving with every game.In that win over the crosstown rivals — to complete the regular season sweep — McLaughlin continued to look like one of the best at his position in the entire country. He helped USC to its 18th win of the season, an 80-61 rout of the Bruins.McLaughlin’s impressive play has naturally been a major talking point for any USC fans who like to make comparisons. The sophomore is right up there with the best of the best, including Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell.Trimble is consistently lighting it up for the Terps, as he has guided his team to 21 wins by early February. Trimble’s game has few foibles and his vision on the floor is stunning. The silky smooth sophomore has drawn comparisons to Steph Curry. Trimble excels in pick-and-roll situations and is lethal when he attacks the basket, able to dish it off to a big man at the rim.Likewise, Ferrell — a senior leader on a talented Hoosier team — has been one of the most exciting players in all of college basketball this season. Ferrell is unselfish. His passing is exquisite and his work rate is never to be questioned. Ferrell led IU on a 25-0 run to end the first half at Michigan last week, looking borderline unstoppable in the process.McLaughlin missed time last season due to injury, but he has stayed healthy in the 2015-2016 campaign. He has already logged over 700 minutes of game action, playing just over 31 minutes per game. The one-two punch of McLaughlin and junior guard Julian Jacobs has been an absolute handful for USC’s opponents this season.McLaughlin is shooting better than 45 percent from the field and is nearly hitting 42 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. His three-ball has been big for USC this season, but it will be massive for him moving forward.In order to be one of the most feared guards in the NBA, developing a jump shot is essential. Rajon Rondo, Jeff Teague and Kemba Walker are all pro guards who refined their jumpers to take their game to the next level. McLaughlin has nailed 40 3-pointers this season, one less than Maryland’s Trimble and 12 less than Indiana’s Ferrell. The veteran Ferrell has seen his deep ball improve from roughly 30 percent during his freshman year to almost 46 percent during his senior year. McLaughlin is only a sophomore and is enjoying similar success from downtown.McLaughlin’s game is incredibly well-rounded and his skill in pick-and-roll situations is evident. He effortlessly spreads the ball around and always seems to find the open man.With the resurgence of Trojan basketball as a whole, there has unsurprisingly been a return of USC players garnering national attention. For a program that has produced the likes of Taj Gibson, DeMar DeRozan and Nick Young, the rise of McLaughlin has been a welcome sight for the faithful.Josh Cohen is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Cohen’s Corner,” runs every other Tuesday.